Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 57 59
Rank change year-on-year -16 +2 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,011 3,197 3,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.23% 3.62% 3.66%
As % of the Applications category 38.39% 40.98% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,857 1,918 2,301
England median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £173 £163 £163
90th Percentile £575 £575 £530
UK median daily rate £370 £363 £343
% change year-on-year +2.07% +5.84% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 203 266
England median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £9.73 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.98 £45.78 £34.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15% +15.79%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 7,844 7,801 9,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.40% 8.84% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,653 4,612 5,602
England median daily rate £375 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +6.62% -
10th Percentile £148 £150 £150
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £374 £355 £338
% change year-on-year +5.35% +5.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 645 825
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £10.68 £10.00 £9.85
90th Percentile £40.15 £43.75 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.76% -0.76% +10.00%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 1,442 £425 - 227
South East -13 657 £374 +15.08% 152
North of England -17 327 £300 -4.00% 129
Midlands -24 233 £325 -4.41% 94
East of England +9 197 £328 +9.17% 56
North West -8 158 £333 -5.00% 65
West Midlands -24 154 £325 - 62
South West +2 149 £328 +8.71% 55
Yorkshire -15 133 £245 -10.91% 51
East Midlands -15 77 £320 -20.00% 32
North East +10 38 £310 -4.62% 13
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1,219 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 1,080 (35.87%) Finance
3 1,011 (33.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 791 (26.27%) SQL
5 750 (24.91%) Microsoft Office
6 593 (19.69%) Project Management
7 586 (19.46%) Analytical Skills
8 498 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
9 484 (16.07%) MS Visio
10 430 (14.28%) VBA
11 420 (13.95%) SQL Server
12 375 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
13 348 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
14 332 (11.03%) Microsoft Project
15 331 (10.99%) SharePoint
16 320 (10.63%) Windows
17 319 (10.59%) Data Analysis
17 319 (10.59%) Degree
18 314 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
18 314 (10.43%) PMO
19 310 (10.30%) Oracle
20 284 (9.43%) Analytics
21 271 (9.00%) Migration
22 264 (8.77%) SAP
23 255 (8.47%) Banking
24 225 (7.47%) PRINCE2
25 215 (7.14%) ITIL
26 205 (6.81%) Power BI
27 203 (6.74%) Management Information System
28 202 (6.71%) Change Management

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 331 (10.99%) SharePoint
2 58 (1.93%) Confluence
3 56 (1.86%) IIS
4 49 (1.63%) SAS
5 40 (1.33%) MS Exchange
6 36 (1.20%) Skype for Business
7 28 (0.93%) Apache
8 26 (0.86%) Tomcat
9 20 (0.66%) CMS
10 17 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.40%) Apache Spark
12 12 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
13 11 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.33%) nginx
15 8 (0.27%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.20%) Mule
Applications
1 1,011 (33.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 750 (24.91%) Microsoft Office
3 484 (16.07%) MS Visio
4 332 (11.03%) Microsoft Project
5 145 (4.82%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.46%) Open Workbench
7 10 (0.33%) Acrobat
7 10 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.27%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.27%) SPSS
9 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.17%) InDesign
10 4 (0.13%) Stata
10 4 (0.13%) Windchill
11 3 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.100%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 1 (0.033%) EViews
12 1 (0.033%) InVision
12 1 (0.033%) Notepad++
12 1 (0.033%) Revit
Business Applications
1 21 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (0.60%) SAP HR
3 17 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 10 (0.33%) NetSuite
6 10 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (0.33%) SAP ERP
7 9 (0.30%) CA PPM
7 9 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.23%) Primavera
9 7 (0.23%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.20%) Eloqua
10 6 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
10 6 (0.20%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 104 (3.45%) Office 365
2 82 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (1.30%) Amazon S3
5 38 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
6 37 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 29 (0.96%) Google Analytics
8 26 (0.86%) OneDrive
9 24 (0.80%) SaaS
10 19 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
11 17 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.46%) G Suite
13 12 (0.40%) GitHub
13 12 (0.40%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
14 11 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
15 9 (0.30%) Yammer
16 7 (0.23%) Slack
17 6 (0.20%) IaaS
17 6 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.63%) Skype
2 41 (1.36%) LAN
3 40 (1.33%) WAN
4 39 (1.30%) Firewall
5 31 (1.03%) SMS
6 30 (1.00%) Internet
7 27 (0.90%) VPN
8 25 (0.83%) DNS
9 23 (0.76%) Intranet
10 19 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
10 19 (0.63%) TCP/IP
11 18 (0.60%) DHCP
12 17 (0.56%) SAN
12 17 (0.56%) SSL
13 16 (0.53%) SSH
14 15 (0.50%) Wireless
15 14 (0.46%) Structured Cabling
16 13 (0.43%) FTP
16 13 (0.43%) Kerberos
17 12 (0.40%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 205 (6.81%) Power BI
3 149 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
4 141 (4.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 130 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 107 (3.55%) MS Access
7 94 (3.12%) BusinessObjects
8 92 (3.06%) Relational Database
9 84 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 77 (2.56%) Big Data
11 54 (1.79%) Hadoop
11 54 (1.79%) QlikView
12 49 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
13 46 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
14 44 (1.46%) Oracle Database
15 41 (1.36%) MySQL
16 40 (1.33%) Apache Hive
17 37 (1.23%) Sqoop
18 36 (1.20%) Impala
19 34 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 155 (5.15%) JIRA
2 71 (2.36%) Jenkins
3 50 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (1.63%) Visual Studio
5 28 (0.93%) Selenium
6 24 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 23 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 22 (0.73%) Git (software)
9 21 (0.70%) Toad
10 19 (0.63%) Subversion
11 18 (0.60%) Cucumber
12 17 (0.56%) SpecFlow
13 14 (0.46%) Eclipse
14 13 (0.43%) LSMW
14 13 (0.43%) Maven
14 13 (0.43%) SoapUI
15 12 (0.40%) RStudio
16 10 (0.33%) NUnit
17 9 (0.30%) Ant
18 8 (0.27%) GitLab
General
1 1,080 (35.87%) Finance
2 255 (8.47%) Banking
3 131 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 121 (4.02%) Legal
5 117 (3.89%) Marketing
6 112 (3.72%) Retail
7 91 (3.02%) Front Office
8 55 (1.83%) Investment Banking
9 52 (1.73%) Financial Institution
9 52 (1.73%) Law
10 50 (1.66%) Manufacturing
11 48 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 36 (1.20%) Advertising
13 33 (1.10%) Publishing
14 30 (1.00%) Billing
15 21 (0.70%) German Language
16 19 (0.63%) French Language
17 18 (0.60%) Back Office
17 18 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
18 17 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,106 (36.73%) Analyst
2 398 (13.22%) Developer
3 339 (11.26%) Data Analyst
4 220 (7.31%) Project Manager
5 216 (7.17%) Business Analyst
6 160 (5.31%) Administrator
7 121 (4.02%) Coordinator
8 110 (3.65%) VBA Developer
9 101 (3.35%) SQL Developer
10 88 (2.92%) Excel Analyst
11 85 (2.82%) Project Coordinator
12 83 (2.76%) Consultant
13 78 (2.59%) Service Analyst
14 77 (2.56%) PMO Analyst
15 75 (2.49%) Excel Developer
16 73 (2.42%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 67 (2.23%) SQL Analyst
18 65 (2.16%) Support Analyst
19 64 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 63 (2.09%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (4.18%) .NET
2 93 (3.09%) XML
3 62 (2.06%) HTML
4 46 (1.53%) Web Services
5 39 (1.30%) REST
6 37 (1.23%) CSS
6 37 (1.23%) JSON
7 28 (0.93%) WPF
8 26 (0.86%) WCF
9 23 (0.76%) SOAP
10 21 (0.70%) Node.js
11 20 (0.66%) jQuery
12 19 (0.63%) MDX
13 18 (0.60%) SailPoint
13 18 (0.60%) XSLT
14 17 (0.56%) LDAP
15 15 (0.50%) .NET Framework
15 15 (0.50%) SAML
16 14 (0.46%) HTML5
17 13 (0.43%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 586 (19.46%) Analytical Skills
2 203 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 129 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
4 91 (3.02%) Computer Science
5 56 (1.86%) User Experience
6 52 (1.73%) Virtual Team
7 44 (1.46%) Wiki
8 42 (1.39%) Data Centre
9 40 (1.33%) Derivative
10 32 (1.06%) Fixed Income
10 32 (1.06%) NHS
11 30 (1.00%) PMI
12 29 (0.96%) FMCG
13 25 (0.83%) Data Structures
14 24 (0.80%) Blackberry
15 23 (0.76%) Mainframe
16 22 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
16 22 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
17 20 (0.66%) Reference Data
18 18 (0.60%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 320 (10.63%) Windows
2 116 (3.85%) Windows 10
3 98 (3.25%) Unix
4 68 (2.26%) Windows 7
5 56 (1.86%) Linux
6 44 (1.46%) Android
7 41 (1.36%) Windows Server
8 26 (0.86%) Apple iOS
9 25 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (0.66%) Solaris
11 19 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.46%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.27%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.23%) zOS
15 5 (0.17%) AIX
16 4 (0.13%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.100%) CentOS
17 3 (0.100%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.100%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (19.69%) Project Management
2 498 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
3 375 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
4 348 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
5 319 (10.59%) Data Analysis
6 314 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 284 (9.43%) Analytics
8 271 (9.00%) Migration
9 225 (7.47%) PRINCE2
10 215 (7.14%) ITIL
11 202 (6.71%) Change Management
12 175 (5.81%) ETL
13 173 (5.75%) Time Management
14 167 (5.55%) Scrum
15 154 (5.11%) Business Analysis
16 127 (4.22%) Data Management
16 127 (4.22%) Data Modelling
17 120 (3.99%) Decision-Making
18 117 (3.89%) Risk Management
19 113 (3.75%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 791 (26.27%) SQL
2 430 (14.28%) VBA
3 173 (5.75%) Python
4 169 (5.61%) C#
5 155 (5.15%) T-SQL
6 108 (3.59%) Java
7 78 (2.59%) VB
8 77 (2.56%) PowerShell
9 67 (2.23%) PL/SQL
10 54 (1.79%) R
11 47 (1.56%) JavaScript
12 46 (1.53%) Shell Script
13 45 (1.49%) C
14 44 (1.46%) Bash Shell
15 41 (1.36%) Korn
16 39 (1.30%) VB.NET
17 28 (0.93%) C++
18 18 (0.60%) VBScript
19 15 (0.50%) MATLAB
20 13 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 319 (10.59%) Degree
2 147 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 88 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 61 (2.03%) PMP
5 57 (1.89%) ISEB
6 47 (1.56%) PMI Certification
7 33 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 27 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (0.90%) ISTQB
9 24 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 23 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 23 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
11 19 (0.63%) APMP
11 19 (0.63%) DV Cleared
11 19 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 18 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
13 16 (0.53%) ACCA
13 16 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (0.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (10.43%) PMO
2 166 (5.51%) Data Quality
3 105 (3.49%) QA
3 105 (3.49%) SLA
4 89 (2.96%) GDPR
5 15 (0.50%) CDISC
6 13 (0.43%) IFRS
7 12 (0.40%) Def Stans
7 12 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.27%) MiFID
9 7 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.23%) P3O
10 5 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.17%) DO-254
10 5 (0.17%) ISO 9000
10 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.17%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.13%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 153 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.20%) HDFS
3 31 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.43%) Docker
5 7 (0.23%) VMware Server
6 5 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.17%) vSphere
7 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.100%) Samba
8 3 (0.100%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.100%) Veritas File System
9 2 (0.066%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.066%) NFS
9 2 (0.066%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.066%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.066%) XenApp
10 1 (0.033%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.033%) Firmware
10 1 (0.033%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 58 (1.93%) Ansible
2 50 (1.66%) Puppet
3 47 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (1.13%) Hadoop YARN
5 27 (0.90%) SCCM
6 25 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 22 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
8 18 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (0.43%) HP ALM
10 10 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.30%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.23%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.23%) WSUS
13 6 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.20%) SCOM
14 5 (0.17%) NetBackup
15 4 (0.13%) MIIS
15 4 (0.13%) Nagios
15 4 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
15 4 (0.13%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 1,219 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 310 (10.30%) Oracle
3 264 (8.77%) SAP
4 146 (4.85%) Tableau
5 80 (2.66%) ServiceNow
6 64 (2.13%) Remedy
7 61 (2.03%) Citrix
8 60 (1.99%) Google
9 56 (1.86%) HP
10 53 (1.76%) Adobe
10 53 (1.76%) Cisco
11 49 (1.63%) VMware
12 48 (1.59%) Cognos
13 47 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
14 42 (1.39%) IBM
15 39 (1.30%) Workday
16 37 (1.23%) Cloudera
17 33 (1.10%) Bloomberg
18 26 (0.86%) Reuters
19 23 (0.76%) Red Hat